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Law firm defeats ex-client’s lawsuit over $24.5M property spat
Legal Ethics 2021-07-05 2:46 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Melbourne law firm has triumphed in a lawsuit by a former client that accused it of breaching its fiduciary duty in “hard-fought” litigation over […]

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Funder of scandal-ridden Banksia class action expresses ‘remorse and regret’
Legal Ethics 2021-03-17 10:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funding company controlled by the late solicitor Mark Elliott has told a court of its “remorse and regret” for its misconduct in the […]

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Lawyers, funder in Banksia misconduct case could face $10M hit
Class Actions 2021-03-15 11:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing the trial alleging fraud on the part of barristers and the funder behind a class action over Banksia Securities will be asked […]

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Silk Norman O’Bryan loses bid to reopen his defence in Banksia class action
Class Actions 2021-03-16 11:26 am By Christine Caulfield

Barrister Norman O’Bryan SC has failed in his last-ditch bid to reopen his defence in the Banksia class action to submit evidence he says shows […]

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‘I idolised dad’: Banksia funder’s son takes stand over class action fee scandal
Class Actions 2020-12-01 7:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

The mastermind behind an alleged fraudulent scheme by members of the legal team running the class action over the collapse of Banksia Securities was a […]

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Silk Norman O’Bryan called to take stand in Banksia class action
Class Actions 2020-11-20 1:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

Senior barrister Norman O’Bryan, who has conceded that he should be struck from the roll for his conduct in an alleged class action fee scandal, […]

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Banksia silk’s refusal to give evidence while seeking to reopen defence ‘inexcusable’, judge says
Class Actions 2021-03-24 4:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

Allowing former senior barrister Norman O’Bryan to reopen his defence in the Banksia class action while “avoiding the witness box” was clearly prejudicial, and futile […]

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Barrister settles lawsuit over client loss in $24.5M property spat
Trials 2021-02-04 4:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Victorian barrister has reached a settlement on the eve of trial in a breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit brought by a former client who […]

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Class action funder Mark Elliott did not need a righthand man, Banksia silk says
Class Actions 2020-11-30 10:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

The son of the lawyer and funder at the centre of an alleged fee scandal in the Banksia Securities class action was not his father’s […]

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‘Horse has bolted’: Lawyer Alex Elliott waived right to silence in Banksia case, court hears
Class Actions 2020-10-15 7:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyer Alex Elliott can’t refuse to hand over evidence in the Banksia class action on the grounds of privilege against self incrimination or exposure to […]

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